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First section of new northern bypass for Norwich opens

Cars travelling on the new road towards the A140 Credit: ITV Anglia
The first section of the new northern bypass for Norwich has opened to traffic. Credit: ITV Anglia

The first section of the new northern bypass for Norwich has opened to traffic.

Nearly four miles of the Northern Distributor Road linking the Fakenham and Cromer Roads opened at 6am.

Route of the new NDR section Credit: ITV Anglia

The section linking the A1067 Fakenham Road to the A140 Cromer Road is opening 4 months ahead of schedule.

This section of the route includes roundabouts at Fir Covert Road, Reepham Road and Drayton Lane, and signs are up to warn drivers to expect heavy traffic on the NDR.

The rest of the road is due to open in March.

More details of first section open on NDR

The new bridge carrying the A140 over the bypass Credit: ITV Anglia